Isabella Calthorpe

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Isabella Calthorpe
Born Isabella Amaryllis Charlotte Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe
(1980-03-03) 3 March 1980 (age 35)
Winchester, Hampshire, England
Occupation Film/television/stage actress
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s) Sam Branson (m. 2013)

Isabella Calthorpe (born 1980), is an English actress and model.


Early life[edit]

Isabella Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe was born on 3 March 1980 in Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, Hampshire.[1] She is the daughter of John Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, (who was the son of Sir Richard Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, 2nd Baronet), and Lady Mary-Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon. Her half-sister Gabriella is also an actress. She was educated at Heathfield School, Ascot[2] and Bradfield College before going on to study classics and art history at the University of Edinburgh and attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art from 2003 to 2005.[3]


Primarily a stage actress, she has also appeared in the films Stage Beauty and How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, and the television series Harley Street and Trinity.

Personal life[edit]

Briefly she went out with Sam Hoare (actor).[4][5] She is a friend of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at whose 2011 wedding she was a guest.[6] She has appeared regularly in the society pages of Tatler, Harper's Bazaar and Hello Magazine.[7]

On 6 March 2013 she married Sam Branson, a former model and filmmaker and son of Richard Branson, heir to a £3.4 billion fortune.[8] The couple married at his father's safari lodge near Kruger National Park.[8] Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York were present at the wedding.[8] On 9 September 2014 it was announced by Sir Richard Branson on the Virgin website that Isabella and his son, Sam, were expecting their first child together. Daughter Eva-Deia Branson was born on 19 February 2015.[9]


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Stage Beauty Lady Jane Bellamy
2006 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Emily Proctor Episode: Chinese Walls
2008 Harley Street Miranda Cost episodes 1 and 2
2008 How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Anna
2009 Trinity Rosalind Gaudain 8 episodes
2009 The Prisoner 765 - Wonkers 2 episodes, "Episode 1: Arrival" and "Episode 2: Harmony"
2010 13Hrs Sarah Tyler (released as "Night Wolf" in the USA)
2011 Blooded Liv Scott feature directed by Ed Boase
2013 Fedz Detective Carter


She is a 9th great-granddaughter of Charles II of England and Scotland on both her mother's and father's side. Her parents are third cousins, sharing Francis Horatio Fitzroy as a great-great-grandfather.

King Charles II (1630-1685)
Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton (1663-1690)
Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton (1683-1757)
Lord Augustus FitzRoy (1716-1741)
Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton (1735-1811)
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1768-1770)
Admiral Lord William FitzRoy (1782-1857) [10]
Francis Horatio FitzRoy (1823-1900) [11]
Esmé FitzRoy (1859-1939)
Gertrude Louisa Georgiana FitzRoy (1850-1927)
Mary Curzon (1887-1962)
Fitzroy Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe (1872-1957)
Edward Curzon, 6th Earl Howe (1908-1984)
Richard Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe (1908-1985)
Mary-Gaye Georgiana Lorna Shaw (1947-)
John Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe (1947-)
Isabella Calthorpe


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